Train robbery, 1912

Two robbers stopped the Chicago & Alton “Hummer,” bound for St. Louis, south of Iles Junction on Christmas Eve 1912. After failing to blast open the baggage car safe, they¬† fled when police arrived. Authorities indicted Elmer Vigas and Jack Hartnett, but a jury found the two not guilty. See Mail robbery, 1923 for details.

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